1996: The Internet, According to Playboy

By Sam Gibbs on at

In the 1990s, the Internet was everything new. It was going to revolutionise the world around us, and you couldn't step outside without someone babbling on about this new-fangled "electronic mail". Arguably, the internet did change our lives, but certainly not in the way Playboy envisioned.

Don't worry, this video is a neutered SFW version; well, there's everything you'd expect from Playboy's Girls of the Internet, just no actual nudity. So maybe watch in a dark cupboard on your phone, rather than on the screen that faces your boss.

Somehow I miss those super-jazzed new internet times. It held so much promise and was so fresh and exciting. Now it's just another mundane tool, or a crippling addiction, depending on how you look at it. [YouTube via Laughing Squid via io9]

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Thanks Darrell!